Under the auspices of three-year grants from the Robert Carr Fund, the ‘Harm Reduction Consortium’ and the ‘Consortium of Networks of People Who Use Drugs’ exist to challenge the global war on drugs, support harm reduction services and funding, and protect the rights and health of people who use drugs. The Consortia are comprised as follows:
Harm Reduction Consortium: International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), Harm Reduction International (HRI), Youth RISE, Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN), Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA), Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA), European Network of People who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD).
Consortium of Networks of People Who Use Drugs: International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD), Eurasian Network of People who use Drugs (ENPUD), African Network of People who use Drugs (AfricaNPUD), South African Network of People who use Drugs (SANPUD).
Purpose and Scope
Both Consortia have an ongoing commitment to capacity building and organisational development, and we are therefore seeking a consultant to undertake a capacity scan and review of the financial management structures of our individual member organisations. The review will culminate in two reports (one to each Consortium) containing concrete recommendations and guidance, and a one-day financial management workshop with both Consortia in Q1 2021 (exact venue and dates to be confirmed).
Financial management systems and capacities vary significantly between the Consortia members: some of the more established organisations have decades of experience and manage annual budgets in excess of US$ 1 million, while others are more nascent networks with financial hosts and looking to establish independently in the coming years. There is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
The key objectives of the financial management capacity scan are, therefore, to:
- determine any capacity needs and priorities of the Consortia members.
- identify and flag any financial management ‘red flags’ or concerns.
- propose financial management action plans for each organisation to consider, aspiring for best practices across various areas of financial management, accounting, risk management, auditing, etc.
- deliver a one-day financial management workshop to help Consortia members build on their capacity and efforts in these areas.